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Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

The Master’s degree programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology is the choice for students aiming for a career in strategic human resource management, consulting or individual and organisational development.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 24 months
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: 10.330 EUR
Location: Oslo, Norway


Businesses today must recruit, retain, develop, and reward employees and provide an environment in which they will perform their best. Strategic workforce planning improves business value, and makes it possible for companies and organisations to reach their goals. The Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology will provide you with the required education to implement and lead such processes in organisations, thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness.


The purpose of the programme is to provide the best possible education and environment for the development of knowledgeable and socially responsible HR-professionals for a variety of companies. You will gain a thorough understanding of theory and research in the area of leadership and organisational behaviour. You will develop skills in applying this knowledge to real-life organisational challenges, and identify necessary changes for meeting organisational goals and ambitions.

Among the most popular topics, you will find:

  • Groups and Teams: How can you create winning teams? Learn how psychological processes can affect group performance
  • Strategic Management: Examine the frameworks and concepts employed by managers when they make decisions which govern the scope, direction, and competitive positioning of organisations
  • Persuasion and Power in Organisations: Why do some attempts to influence succeed while other attempts fail?


The MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology programme is a two-year, 120-ECTS-credit programme consisting of 90 course credits and 30 MSc thesis credits.

Courses included:

  • Applied Data Analytics
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Organisation Science
  • Psychological Measurement and Individual Differences
  • Organisational Behaviour

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A friend of mine did his exchange at BI. I visited him for a weekend and he showed me the city and the BI campus in Oslo. He also told me a lot about his positive experiences during his time at BI, so I decided to apply. After a year at BI I’m very happy that I chose to study in Norway.

Max Trautwein // Germany // MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology


With a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organisational Psychology, you will be a relevant and attractive candidate for a great number of positions at the managerial level in a variety of organisations.

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